Sponsored by AAUW, the League of Women Voters of Tyler/Smith County, and the Tyler Public Library, these popular local events are part of the National Foreign Policy Association’s nationwide attempt to encourage local communities to learn about and discuss critical United States foreign policy issues. For each of the eight topics, participants complete an opinion survey, and those responses are compiled into an annual report that is sent to Congress and the President.
Each program begins with a presentation by an expert in the topic and includes dialogue among the audience members and the experts. A steering committee that includes representatives from the three sponsoring organizations, plus other interested East Texans, plans the local Great Decisions programs.
2016 Great Decisions Topics (tentative)
Speakers to Be Announced
- January 13 The Middle East
- January 20 Climate Change
- January 27 The Koreas
- February 3 The Future of Kurdistan
- February 10 Cuba and the US
- February 17 The United Nations
- February 24 The Rise of ISIS
- March 2 Migration
Briefing books are available for purchase at the Tyler Public Library.
Each discussion will take place at the Tyler Public Library at 12:00 PM.